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  • Medicaid Information for Long-term Care

    Several questions are normally asked as people begin to think about long-term care and Medicaid. Generally, those questions include: What other options are there to nursing homes? What does it take to become financially eligible for Medicaid? How much money and property can I have and still be eligible for Medicaid? Can I give away my money and property or some of it and still be eligible for Medicaid? Do I have to spend all of my money before I can become eligible for Medicaid? What will my spouse live on if I have to go into a nursing home on Medicaid? Who will pay for my burial if all of my money has to go to the nursing home? I promised to help send my grandchild to college; do the Medicaid rules prevent me from doing that? Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Services

Choosing Long-term Care Facilities (2)+

  • Distance Caregiving

    You have determined that an elderly loved one is in need of your assistance. Either this determination is based on observations of events that have occurred over a period of time or an illness or injury has occurred recently creating the need for immediate intervention and assistance. These are common situations that many must face. What makes it more difficult is that your loved one lives miles away; you are separated by cities, or possibly, states. Maybe you and that loved one, and other family members have discussed this possibility and plans are already in place; i.e., necessary preparations having already been made. It is, however, just as likely that this is one of those conversations that never took place. It may have been a fleeting thought pushed aside in hopes that it would never be necessary; or it may have been a subject always thought to be too difficult to approach. Whatever the case, if you now seek this information, perhaps this resource will be of some assistance in helping to formulate important questions, providing needed answers or pointing you in the direction needed to locate the type of assistance sought. Content Detail

  • Long Term Care Options in Georgia

    Long-term care refers to medical, rehabilitative, social and support services provided to people who need assistance in caring for themselves. Usually these services are needed because of physical or mental disabilities that require varying degrees of assistance and medical/nursing management. Long-term care services can be delivered in a wide variety of settings ranging from a private home to a nursing facility. This document contains more information about your long term care options in Georgia. Read More

Dispute Resolution and Reporting Abuse (2)+

Medicaid and Medicare (2)+

Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (1)+

Paying for Long-Term Care (3)+

Paying for Nursing Home Care (1)+

  • Protect your Medicaid rights - Ask for a fair hearing

    This document explains your rights if you have problems with Medicaid, including: (1) the right to receive a written notice when the state plans to cut off your Medicaid, deny you services, or take any other action that is unfavorable to you, (2) the right to 10 days notice before the state cuts off your Medicaid (in almost all cases), and (3) the right to a fair hearing if you disagree with a decision the state makes, you have the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing is a chance to get state officials to change their decision about your case. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文

Your Rights and Responsibilities (3)+

  • Participating in the Nursing Home Survey Process

    If you would like to talk to one of the surveyors during the inspection of your nursing home or personal care home, the Ombudsman may be able to assist you. Read More

  • Protect your Medicaid rights - Ask for a fair hearing

    This document explains your rights if you have problems with Medicaid, including: (1) the right to receive a written notice when the state plans to cut off your Medicaid, deny you services, or take any other action that is unfavorable to you, (2) the right to 10 days notice before the state cuts off your Medicaid (in almost all cases), and (3) the right to a fair hearing if you disagree with a decision the state makes, you have the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing is a chance to get state officials to change their decision about your case. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Your Right to Nursing Home Care Without Discrimination

    Federal and Georgia laws prohibit discrimination against residents or people seeking care on the basis of race, national origin, age, religion, sex, color or handicap. This Fact Sheet summarizes some of your civil rights and explains how to file a complaint if you have experienced discrimination. Read More

Know Your Rights Articles (9)+

  • A Snapshot of Estate Recovery in Georgia

    The state of Georgia may place a lien on your real and personal property if you received Medicaid while in a nursing home or intermediate care home or mental institution. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Distance Caregiving

    You have determined that an elderly loved one is in need of your assistance. Either this determination is based on observations of events that have occurred over a period of time or an illness or injury has occurred recently creating the need for immediate intervention and assistance. These are common situations that many must face. What makes it more difficult is that your loved one lives miles away; you are separated by cities, or possibly, states. Maybe you and that loved one, and other family members have discussed this possibility and plans are already in place; i.e., necessary preparations having already been made. It is, however, just as likely that this is one of those conversations that never took place. It may have been a fleeting thought pushed aside in hopes that it would never be necessary; or it may have been a subject always thought to be too difficult to approach. Whatever the case, if you now seek this information, perhaps this resource will be of some assistance in helping to formulate important questions, providing needed answers or pointing you in the direction needed to locate the type of assistance sought. Content Detail

  • Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.

    The Georgia Advocacy Office is a non-profit organization that advocates for people with developmental disorders, mental illness, nursing-home residents, and others. Content Detail

  • Home Health Care Companies (Search and Compare)

    From this web site you may search for home health companies near you and compare them. Content Detail

    By:
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs

    This document contains a list of all of the contact information for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs in communities throughout Georgia, organized according to region. Read More

    By:
    Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Long Term Care Options in Georgia

    Long-term care refers to medical, rehabilitative, social and support services provided to people who need assistance in caring for themselves. Usually these services are needed because of physical or mental disabilities that require varying degrees of assistance and medical/nursing management. Long-term care services can be delivered in a wide variety of settings ranging from a private home to a nursing facility. This document contains more information about your long term care options in Georgia. Read More

  • Medicaid Information for Long-term Care

    Several questions are normally asked as people begin to think about long-term care and Medicaid. Generally, those questions include: What other options are there to nursing homes? What does it take to become financially eligible for Medicaid? How much money and property can I have and still be eligible for Medicaid? Can I give away my money and property or some of it and still be eligible for Medicaid? Do I have to spend all of my money before I can become eligible for Medicaid? What will my spouse live on if I have to go into a nursing home on Medicaid? Who will pay for my burial if all of my money has to go to the nursing home? I promised to help send my grandchild to college; do the Medicaid rules prevent me from doing that? Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Services
  • Medicare Part D Prescripton Drug Coverage

    Medicare Part D Resources Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • What if I'm Already the Trustee of a Qualified Income Trust, What Do I Do Every Month?

    If you have already been named Trustee of a QIT, it is most important that you manage the money properly. This is a list of tips on how to do well and information on what happens if you don't. Read More